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Fresh Links: Looking In Edition

The final game of the regular season finds the Bruins on the outside looking in.

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There were Bruins fans in the stands last evening
There were Bruins fans in the stands last evening
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But, but but, we've sold all the tickets for the first round! Whatevs. Tampa Bay gets their crack at the Bruins tomorrow night at 7:30 PM.


  • Comparisons of this team to Bruins teams of the past is neither fair nor accurate. [BostonHerald ]

  • Good luck has become the key, as it is now no longer up to the Bruins to earn a playoff berth. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Five quick takes on the game that the Bruins needed to win, but didn't. [WEEI]

  • A team that formerly owned the final period now struggles to the finish line. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • The Bruins were out of the driver's seat even before this week's disappointments. The loss of David Krejci to injury was what revealed deeper issues.  [TooManyMenOnTheSite]

  • Two dynamic younger players were on ice last night.  David Pastrnak and Aaron Ekblad have sparked their teams and have grown in the process. [ESPN]

  • In praise of Tuukka Rask, who deserves to defend his Vezina. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • A number of teams are sorely disappointed after last night's NHL action, the Bruins being the most notable. [SportingNews]

  • The Western Conference playoff teams are a lock (except for final seeding) with the Jets celebrating their first appearance since arriving back in Winnipeg. The battle continues in the Eastern Conference. [NESN]

  • Meanwhile, the Lightning urge their fanbase not to be afraid of the Bruins any longer. [RawCharge]

  • Ch-ch-ch-changes. What is likely to be different next season in Boston as a result of this season's struggles? [TheHockeyNews]

  • Have a bit of Bruins history to cheer you up, about Eddie Shore and one wintery night that he missed the team train to Montreal... [GreatestHockeyLegends]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Sean McIndoe offers his end of season awards. The Bruins don't want the one he thinks they should have. [Grantland]

  • Depose the Bettman, Part Deux. The NHL does NOT want Gary Bettman on the stand in the concussion lawsuit. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Leominster's Steve Moses has been signed as a free agent by the Predators. Bonus: Links to more info about his career so far.  [Predators.NHL]

  • Those nutty Finns have an interesting way to celebrate a hockey team's elimination from playoffs. (With video) [BarDown]

  • KHL teams' financial troubles are in the spotlight as HC Sochi has not paid its players since January. [TheGlobeAndMail]

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